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Two U.S. warships in South China Sea amid China-Malaysia standoff

KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 (Reuters) - Two U.S. warships are operating in the South China Sea, the Navy said on Tuesday, with three regional security sources saying they were near an area of a standoff between China and Malaysia.

The Haiyang Dizhi 8, a Chinese government research ship, was spotted last week conducting a survey close to an exploration vessel operated by Malaysia's state oil company Petronas, months after it undertook a similar patrol off Vietnam.

The incident prompted the United States to call on China to stop its "bullying behaviour" in the disputed waters, citing concern over Beijing's provocative actions towards offshore oil and gas developments there.

The U.S. State Department has said China was taking advantage of the region's focus on the coronavirus pandemic to "coerce its neighbours".

The USS America amphibious assault ship and the USS Bunker Hill, a guided missile cruiser, have been deployed and were operating in the South China Sea, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command spokeswoman Nicole Schwegman said on Tuesday.

"Through our continued operational presence in the South China Sea, we are working ... to promote freedom of navigation and overflight, and the international principles that underpin security and prosperity for the Indo-Pacific," Schwegman said in an emailed statement to Reuters

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, a word, please; a war with China is the very last thing this country needs right now; you have people hurting, and wondering if they will EVER work again in this country.

And of course, China has upped the ante, with the following statements reported this morning at sputnik.com: Beijing warns that any attempt to Deny China's Sovereignty in the South China See, is doomed to fail.

Also, there is a potential massive end-run happening around Joe Biden before November's election.

Are you aware of the following facts; Michelle Obama is being given her own TV show on PBS, courtesy of a $75 million dollar contribution by the DNC to PBS which starts this week, and Michelle Obama has just done a "mail in virtual registration ballot" event with Tom Hanks and Tina Owen this week?!? Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson Join Michelle Obama to Support Mail-In Voting in Virtual Registration Event?

Sir, forgive me, but one does NOT have to be an oracle to "read the entrails" here.

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